Participants in the City of Irvine Civic Center.
Before the closing of the Program at University of California Irvine.
Discussion with Eric at his farm. Eric is second generation of Schletewitz’s Family Farms in Central Valley, California.
With Glenn Roquemore, Ph.D., President of Irvine Valley College who gave a session on "California's Work Force Development for the 21st Century".
Regional Economic Development Strategy (REDS) I
This is a ten-day executive workshop on strategic economic development planning, using the experiences of local and city governments in the US as a benchmark. The program, intended for top provincial, city, and regency government leaders of Indonesia, combines classroom experience at top US universities, taught by professionals, government officials, and academicians, and visits to various industrial, agriculture, and business sites.
The first wave of REDS program (REDS I) was conducted in University of California Irvine from November 12 to 22, 2016. There were 22 participants from seven (7) regencies took part in REDS I. The REDS program is planned to run two times a year . While the core theme of the program is how to develop synergistic partnership among local governments, business institutions, and higher learning institutions in advancing local development, each wave has its own specific focus.
REDS I was viewed a success by the participants. Here are the reviews of heads and vice-head of regencies who participated in the program.
What do they say about REDS I?
"INADATA was able to find the right materials and speakers for my needs. The program is packed with materials that provide me with new perspectives on various things. INADATA, APKASI (Association of Regency Governments of Indonesia), and Ministry of Home Affairs should sit together to move this program forward since there are many regencies and cities in Indonesia that do not have yet the opportunity to participate in this program."
Remigo Yolanda Berutu, Head of Pakpak Bharat Regency, North Sumatra Province
"This program is really good and should be continued to reach more other regency governments."
Sokhiatulo Laoli, Head of Nias Regency, North Sumatra Province (Vice Chairman of APKASI-Association of Regency Governments of Indonesia)
"It is good to my fellow heads of regencies who do not have yet the time to participate in this program. The curriculum is enough!"
Justiar Noer, Head of South Bangka Regency, Bangka-Belitung Province
"The team's work is amazingly good."
Eltinus Omaleng, Head of Mimika Regency, Papua Province
"The most memorable during the program was that I did not anticipate that the program would be full and dense with a lot of things to learn."
Yusuf Lubis, Head of Pasaman Regency, West Sumatra Province
1. The lectures are highly qualified and professional.
2. The management of the program is very good.
3. The selection of site visits/field trips are also very impressive.
Mochamad Arifin Nur, Vice Head of Trenggalek Regency, East Java Province
"The implementation of the program is well-organized, scientific, and well-supported by excellent infrastructure and professional management. Have the opportunity to meet directly with the Indonesian community as well as US farmers in their farm."
Soekirman, Head of Serdang Bedagai Regency, North Sumatra Province